How a 'top-performing' Asian school system formulates and implements policy: the case of Singapore

Tan, C. Y. and Dimmock, C. (2014) How a 'top-performing' Asian school system formulates and implements policy: the case of Singapore. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 42(5), pp. 743-763. (doi:10.1177/1741143213510507)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1741143213510507

Abstract

This article analyses the paradox inherent in the ‘top-performing’ yet tightly controlled Singapore education system. As government controls have increased in complexity, existing policymaking conceptual heuristics in accounting for centre-periphery relationships appear inadequate. It argues that more direct government control is being replaced by ‘steering through paternalism from close proximity’, reflecting a more subtle centre-periphery relationship in an Asian context.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dimmock, Professor Clive
Authors: Tan, C. Y., and Dimmock, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Educational Management Administration and Leadership
Publisher:Sage
ISSN:1741-1432
ISSN (Online):1741-1440

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